Update: at 5:29pm, Nylander tweeted the following:
The Leafs have signed restricted free agent William Nylander to a six-year contract, as first reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger.
Told Nylander is staying. Done deal 6 yrs.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) December 1, 2018
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 1, 2018
At 5:00pm, the Leafs released the following statement:
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with forward William Nylander, subject to League approval. The extension has a current season average annual value (AAV) of $10.2M and an out-year (years 2-6) AAV of $6.9M.
Nylander, 22, skated in all 82 regular season games for the Maple Leafs in 2017-18 and registered 61 points (20 goals, 41 assists). He also had a goal and three assists in seven 2018 playoff games. In 185 career NHL regular season games, he has recorded 135 points (48 goals, 87 assists), while registering eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 13 career Stanley Cup playoff games. Prior to joining the Maple Leafs, Nylander appeared in 75 regular season games over two seasons with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) and registered 77 points (32 goals, 45 assists). He also recorded seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 19 career Calder Cup playoff games.
Internationally, Nylander has represented Sweden on multiple occasions, most recently capturing the 2017 IIHF World Championship, while being named to the World Championship All-Star Team and World Championship MVP. He also played at the 2015 and 2016 World Junior Championships, the 2013 and 2014 World U-18 Championships, the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge.
Nylander was originally drafted by the Maple Leafs in the first round (8th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.